Sublingual Allergy Immunotherapy is the Standard of Care worldwide for the past 60 years and has been endorsed as a safe and effective allergy treatment by the World Health Organization and the FDA. Sublingual Allergy Drops are made with the same allergens we use in allergy shots, and are preserved in a glycerin solution (it’s sweet!) which maintains the allergens stable. It is as effective as allergy shots, but without the risks, pain or inconvenience. The solution does not need to be refrigerated, so it is great for travelers. WASTE NO MORE GASOLINE. NO MORE LEAVING WORK or SCHOOL. NO LOOKING FOR PARKING. NO SITTING 1/2 HR AFTER AN INJECTION. NO MORE PAINFUL INJECTIONS. NO MORE SWOLLEN SHOT SITE. NO RISK OF AIRWAY CLOSURE. NO RISK OF ASTHMA ATTACK. NO RISK OF HIVES. NO RISK OF SHOCK OR ANAPHYLAXIS. The side effects, though very rare, include an itchy mouth (inside the cheeks) or loose stools. The allergen serum vials are made up after skin testing so the size of the skin reaction determines the concentration used for each allergen in the vial. Each vial lasts for 13 weeks and is mixed specifically according to the patient's test. Over months, the concentration of the allergens is increased in order to reach a maintenance concentration. The treatment for allergies, whether shots or drops, is a total of 5 years to CURE THE ALLERGIES.
What is OFF LABEL use?
When serums or medications are reviewed and approved by the FDA, the product insert (PI) accompanying the medication describes how the medication may be used based on the clinical trials. When a medication is used in any fashion that is not stated in the PI, it is considered OFF LABEL.
Off Label use is very common in the practice of medicine. A few examples of medications frequently used Off Label would be when Aspirin was first used to prevent heart attacks, when beta blockers (used for high blood pressure) are used for migraine prevention, or when antidepressants are used for chronic pain management. There are many, many ways in which thousands of medications are used Off Label in real world clinical practice. Since the PI for the serum used for Sublingual Allergy Drops states the serum is for subcutaneous injection, using it as Sublingual Drops is considered OFF LABEL, EVEN THOUGH THESE EXACT SERUMS ARE USED FOR SUBLINGUAL IMMUNOTHERAPY THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE WORLD…it is only here in the US they are considered OFF LABEL.